iHeartRadio has announced the continuation of the iHeartRadio Podcast Awards for 2022. The celebration and bestowal of honors will by on January 13, at the iHeartRadio Theater in Los Angeles. (See past coverage of 2019, 2020, and 2021.) Two new… Continue Reading
by Steve Goldstein In this guest column, Steve reflects on the recent on-off-on drama of OZY Media, and considers the story as a cautionary tale for podcasting — “Desperation can lead to warped thinking and questionable tactics.” Read this.
In Italy, Thirty-one percent of survey respondents listen to podcasts monthly at least. That’s a headline result from the third edition of the Ipsos Digital Audio Survey, presented by Milan-based podcast consultancy DigitalMDE. Click for an infographic with 20 different metrics. Continue Reading
The New York Times, producer of The Daily, one of the world’s most popular podcasts, is announcing the a beta testing launch of a NYT-specific listening app called New York Times Audio. Doing so stakes a reputational claim as a leading audio producer and podcast network worthy of a dedicated app. Click for more, and a link to volunteer as a tester. Continue Reading
Chris Bannon, who was Chief Content Officer at Stitcher from 2015 to 2020, has been hired by Conde Nast Entertainment as SVP and Head of Global Audio. CNE currently produces 40 podcasts, and Bannon’s purview will be to expand that portfolio and internationalize it. Continue Reading
SiriusXM notified us of a creative and strategic agreement with podcast production house Audio Up to make podcasts and other types of audio. But there is more to this than the typical co-production deal. SiriusXM also laid $12M on Audio Up and joined the board. We asked Sirius whether an acquisition is in the wind. Continue Reading
Audioboom announces the launch of Audioboom Studios as of October 1, reminding us of a previous Audioboom Studios which we reported on in 2018. Whether revived, continued, or reinvented, Brendan Regan will run it — he is formerly Executive Vice President, Global Content & Production, and he picks up a new C-level title: Chief Content Officer. Continue Reading
by Tom Webster
This edition of Tom Webster’s once-in-a-while column is about greyhounds. And greyhound moms. Not really — but those dog moms do make a point connected to social media, and knowing oneself honestly. Read it.
It’s called HIDDEN HEROES and will launch Oct 12 on global podcast network Acast. The project is a joint distribution effort of Acast and UNICEF. The Gates Foundation is supporting this podcast as well. Continue Reading
Global podcast company Audioboom has signed two hit shows: Interview podcast The Way I Heard It with Mike Rowe and true-crime show RedHanded. Continue Reading
Jacobs Media has released its Public Radio Techsurvey 2021, the latest in an annual canvas of public radio listeners. In a rich array of survey results, we see that podcasting is adopted at a higher rate than in the general U.S. population. Click through for tons of detail, graphics, and a download link. Continue Reading
Media company OZY Media, which created a tornado of news coverage and legal fallout when it announced over the weekend that it would cease operations, plugged itself back in Monday morning in what founder Carlos Watson called “our Lazarus moment.” Details inside. Continue Reading